Laura Anne Edwards
Laura Anne Edwards is passionate about sustainability, open data, disrupting media, and using technology for good. She is the founder of Data Oasis: an index and global resource hub for open data archives and best practices, and is currently developing SheCanHackIT: a digital literacy lab for women.
Laura serves on the US State Department’s Technology and Innovation Subcommittee for Public Private Partnerships. Recently, Laura was selected to be a NASA Datanaut and participate in the inaugural cohort of the 14-week TED Residency program in New York City which lead to being short listed for the prestigious Aaron Swartz Fellowship.
As an award winning veteran creative executive, Laura has had the opportunity to brand and launch television networks and mobile channels, be involved with media firsts such debuting Hidef trailers on Amazon and producing massive live events like the first live broadcast video game competition in the US.
She has served on non-profit boards, and continues to work with tech startups via Crowdfunder, Google Launchpad, Unreasonable at Sea and Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator. She is passionate about making things and sharing what she knows.